What is the MLHS?
Come with us to another time and place! Experience the life and times of the past!
- Camp under canvas!
- Learn historic skills!
- Learn historic games for children and adults!
- Learn period dances!
- Investigate the mysteries of flintlock muskets!
- Learn new skills like spinning, weaving, working leather or blacksmithing!
The Manitoba Living History Society is a community of men, women and children who share an enthusiasm for recreating our rich heritage through costumes, skills, hobbies, research, discussion and recreational gatherings.
Our members have a greeat enthusiasm for the Selkirk Settlement and the fur trade circa 1815. We portray North-Westers, Bay Men, free traders, Métis, the Aboriginal population and the first wave of intrepid colonists – Scotch, Irish, French, as well as Lord Selkirk’s soldier-settlers.
The MLHS is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The society was formed in 1995, but individual members have been active historical reenactors since 1979. Our members are keen hobbyists who have a real desire to reach out to like-minded individuals to popularize our rich history.
For its members, the MLHS provides:
- costuming workshops and seminars with knowledgeable costumers
- numerous varied social opportunities throughout the year
- comprehensive libraries of patterns and reference texts
- introductions to sources for all your historic needs
- opportunities to reenact in costume for special events
- enjoyment of the company of like-minded people of all ages
MLHS members can expect invitations to
- participate in historic pageants both locally and internationally
- participate in time line fashion shows (1730 – 1900)
- an annual Regency dinner and dance
- the Governor General’s New Year’s Day Levee
- many chances to meet the public in costume or in character at festivals and events around the province and the country
If you have any questions, want to discuss the MLHS, or want to attend an event to see what goes on, please feel free to phone or email us!